The Pen Sized Scanner With Laser Guides

This pen shaped scanner allows you to conveniently and quickly capture text on a page by simply hovering the pen over the document.

Integrated in to the pen is a 5 megapixel camera capable of capturing images at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Although the laser guide looks a little fake on the image below, we actually hear that the pen does this to some extent. What you do is hold the pen a few inches above the page, push the scan button half way to enable the laser guide, match up the area you want to scan and then push the button all the way to capture the shot.

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Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner

This device works in a similar way to the superior slide and negative to digital picture converter that I wrote about the other day. However, this particular version uses either an iPhone or Android phone to capture the images.

As the post title suggests, it is also incorporates Lomo technology.

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MakerBot Moves in to 3D Scanning with Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner

MakerBot is becoming well known for making affordable 3D printers. This has made printing a 3D object a fairly easy task. What remains difficult is creating the 3D design that the MakerBot needs to print from.

To solve this problem, MakerBot is now working on the Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner. This device is used to scan a 3D object, turn it in to a 3D drawing file which can then be sent to the MakerBot printer and be printed. ie… a full replicator service.

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Thor Ice Scraper

Scraping ice of a windscreen on your car can sometimes take a bit of effort. Couple that with very cold hands and you are left with an unpleasant task if you leave your car outside every night in the winter months. If you are not lucky enough to have a heated windscreen then perhaps the Thor Ice Scraper is a better option than a flimsy credit card or small scraper.

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Water Resistant Wireless/Bluetooth Speaker

This speaker is both waterproof and wireless allowing you to use it near a sink or bath without the risk of breaking it.

The wireless connection works over bluetooth and allows a device such as an iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone to transmit music up to 30 feet away. This simply means that you can keep the speaker in the bathroom and the phone away from the water in another room.

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Lego Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter

Many of you will have grown up with Lego and will have built a number of your own creations. One site I’ve seen around recently is Lego Cuusoo which allows you to submit your own Lego creations and have them voted on to see if there’s a chance a set can be actually made.

One of the sets currently on show is a Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter.

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Smartphone Controlled Ferrari Enzo

We’ve seen a trend over the last few years where small RC cars/helicopters are starting to dump the supplied remote control handset instead, opting for a smartphone.

This particular RC device is a miniature 1:50 scale Ferrari Enzo that you can control with your iOS device which includes an iPod touch, iPad or iPhone.

To get the car and phone communicating you simply need to plug in an RC transmitter (supplied) to your headphone jack, install a specific app and then start driving the car around with the on-screen controls on your iOS device.

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The World’s Smallest Automatic Umbrella

The worlds smallest automatic umbrella is extremely compact in design when folded up and when needed, it opens up to a 40 inch diameter to protect you from the rain.

Opening it takes just the push of a button. Likewise, to collapse it down to its compact size (8 inches) for storing, it also takes just the push of a button.

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Interactive Glow in the Dark T-Shirt

Glow Threads has started a Kickstarter project to raise funds for an interactive Glow in the Dark T-Shirt. The T-shirt appears to be coated with a material that glows when put under certain types of light such as a supplied keyring light or optional UV laser pointer. The effect lasts for about 1 – 2 minutes normally and slowly fades away with time ready for you to add another doodle on to the shirt.

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Minecraft Creeper Mug

The Minecraft Creeper Mug has been designed for fans of the Minecraft game. The Creeper Mug is officially licensed and brings the blocky appearance to your desk.

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Mars GigaPan image uploaded for your perusal

The image below is a collection of images taken by the Curiosity rover on Mars. The view is 360 degrees and allows you to zoom closely in to rocks and even to the mountain seen in the distance.

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Raspberry Pi used for light painting

The Raspberry Pi can be used for a number of applications from a media centre to a light painter. The latter can achieve some incredible results as can be seen below:

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